Month: January 2012


Liz Santorum, Duggar Family Rally for Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum in Sarasota, Fla.

“My dad today is exercising his most important role, which is being a dad,” Elizabeth Santorum told supporters who rallied for Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum in a Sarasota airplane hangar Sunday afternoon.  Two days prior to the Florida Republican primary, Santorum was in Virginia caring for his youngest daughter, three-year-old Isabella who was admitted […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Elijah Wood Travels from Middle-Earth to Sarasota

Actor Elijah Wood traveled from Middle-earth to Sarasota earlier this week as part of the Ringling College Digital Filmmaking Studio Lab, a collaboration between Ringling College of Art & Design and Future of Films, LLC. During his visit he worked with students and last night, he answered questions from guests and students. I was lucky […]

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Politics Travel News

It’s Go Time for Republican Presidential Candidates in Florida

Newt, Mitt and Rick are pretty lucky – they’ll be spending the next week campaigning in sunny Florida and I’m hoping to catch a glimpse of the three Republican presidential candidate hopefuls during their whirlwind trips. Just as in 2008 (dang, how can it be four years already???) I’ll probably be trekking across the Sunshine […]

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Global Belly Laugh Day, January 24
Cool Stuff Others are Doing

Get Your Jolly On Jan. 24 for Global Belly Laugh Day

Laughing is the best medicine and if you love to laugh, get your jolly on Jan. 24, at 1:24 p.m. local time for Global Belly Laugh Day.

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About Me Solo Travel

Appendicitis? Honey Badge Don’t Care.

I should be blogging about the amazing time I’m having in the country of Panama but rather, I’m home sitting on my sofa, slightly buzzed with a dose of Vicodin and blogging about my recent appendectomy. Trust me, running off to another country with someone I met online sounds more exciting than what I’ve experienced […]

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Florida Fun Nature Travel Snapshots

Wordless Wednesday: One Gator, Two Gators, Three Gators, Four…Babcock Wilderness Adventures

Earlier this week I was back out at Babcock Wilderness Adventures in Punta Gorda, Florida, for a meeting which included a tour of the working cattle ranch and Telegraph Swamp. I never get tired visiting the place and always spot something new. Having lived more than three years in Everglades National Park, I have a […]

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Florida Fun

World Sailing Event in Punta Gorda, Florida, Jan. 7 – 15, 2012

International attention is focused on Charlotte Harbor and Punta Gorda, Fla., this week as more than 100 sailors compete during the 2012 International Disabled Sailing Association’s World Championships, Jan. 10 – 15. Saturday, Jan. 7, the community welcomed competitors with what was called the “World’s Shortest Parade of Nations,” just over 200 yards in length […]

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Budget Travel

$10 Off $50 Gas Card at Publix – Ends Jan. 11, 2012

First, no, I haven’t gone all extreme couponer on this blog, although, I’ve been seriously couponing for about a year and am finally getting the hang of it. Second, apologies for not posting this earlier in the weekend so you could take advantage of it sooner. Back to the gas card deal at Publix… Now […]

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Wordless Wednesday: The Falls at Night Are Loud and Bright

Although it was near-freezing temperatures the day after Christmas, I had my parents drag me to Niagara Falls U.S.A. to take a gander at the natural wonder at night. Plus, my friend barb, who blogs about being an ex-pat living in Mexico on the blog “Start the Evolution Without Me, knew I was in Buffalo […]

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Disclosure Solo with Others

Penguin Encounter at Aquarium of Niagara in Niagara Falls, U.S.A.

There were two rules Dan Arcara, Director of Exhibits at Aquarium of Niagara, said we must obey during our Penguin Encounter. First was avoiding putting our faces near the penguin’s beak and the second was standing clear of her backside.

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